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[jey-ler] /ˈdʒeɪ lər/

a person who is in charge of a or section of a .
a person who forcibly confines another.
a person in charge of prisoners in a jail

also gaoler, late 14c., from Old North French gayolierre, Old French jaioleur, agent noun from jaole (see jail (n.)).

(of Philippi), Acts 16:23. The conversion of the Roman jailer, a man belonging to a class “insensible as a rule and hardened by habit, and also disposed to despise the Jews, who were the bearers of the message of the gospel,” is one of those cases which illustrate its universality and power.


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